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Inexpensive Q8 Sabre DAC

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Posted on December 19, 2016 at 16:20:33
Duster
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This DAC looks like an inexpensive option for use with an Xfinity X1 digital CATV box. Certainly not expected to sound as good as a Gustard X12 DAC placed in my main audio system, but the Q8 product has a more advanced design than the typical low-budget DACs flooding the marketplace. It seems like a safe bet for an inexpensive, non-critical listening application. Your thoughts are welcome. TIA

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Looks good!, posted on December 19, 2016 at 18:23:09
hawkmoon
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What the..., posted on December 22, 2016 at 05:10:11
cdb
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is a "Digital Audio Compress" ?

 

RE: What the..., posted on December 23, 2016 at 17:06:33
Duster
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It might be like the quirky term "HiFi Fever" or some other Chinese translation glitch. BTW, I think the Breeze Audio brand name is more about the enclosure manufacturer than an actual audio component product brand name, since a number of other online sources use enclosures with the name marked on it. A black Sharpie pen could do well to make the word "Compress" disappear...

 

RE: Inexpensive Q8 Sabre DAC, posted on December 23, 2016 at 18:58:41
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A friend in France bought one and likes it.



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"If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking till you do suck seed" - Curly Howard 1936

 

RE: What the..., posted on December 23, 2016 at 22:25:59
ahendler
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Breeze also made a decent USB converter. I had one but it was soon bettered by the melodius and then the Singxer
Alan

 

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